For Eating

A Year of Cakes and Bakes – Malt Loaf

September 20, 2016

Here we go with recipe number two of my Year of Cakes and Bakes.
I had every intention of posting this on Friday so that anyone who fancied a spot of weekend baking could indulge and try this out. But I failed miserably and now it’s Tuesday already!

Anyway, this is a great bake and since I discovered the recipe I’ve been making a couple of these pretty much every week. It is great for an after school snack, or in lunchboxes and is delicious spread with butter. It’s also one of those bakes that just keeps getting better as it gets squishier and squishier if you can wait a day or two before tucking in.

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General ramblings

Why I think we should all recycle LESS for Recycle Week

September 14, 2016

I’m kind of running and ducking as I write this.
It feels wrong to be advocating recycling less. And especially during Recycle Week, when I feel like I should really be championing recycling and encouraging everyone to recycle as much as they can. And don’t get me wrong. I am a big supporter of recycling, and an advocate of recycling. But only if we’ve explored all the other options in the ‘Waste Hierarchy’ first.
Let me explain.
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For Eating, General ramblings

A Year of Cakes and Bakes

September 12, 2016

At the end of the summer term our school’s PTA ran an Auction of Promises as a fundraiser for some new laptops for the classrooms. It’s a really simple idea – we asked parents and families to donate a promise, so things like an evening’s babysitting, or mowing someone’s lawn for them, and then auction them off to the highest bidder. I’m co-Chair of the PTA so felt a little bit under pressure to come up with a really good promise to donate, and in the end decided to offer up a freshly baked cake or batch of biscuits every week for a year. I am possibly already regretting this slightly but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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